August 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Staying Inspired

Staying Inspired

Sometimes having a blog can get a little lonely and every now and then it can feel like you’re shouting into the wind, only to have your words blown away. It’s often super fun and creatively stimulating, but sometimes it’s hard to stay inspired and motivated when you’re sitting at home looking at the Instagram accounts […]

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August 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

VIDEO: Nederburg Auction Food & Wine Pairing

VIDEO: Nederburg Auction Food & Wine Pairing

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to join a panel of food and wine experts for an afternoon of very serious tasting at Overture Restaurant. We were there to taste a variety of fine wines and a selection of gourmet plates, cooked by chef Bertus Basson, to ultimately decide which wines to pair with […]

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August 11, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Wardrobe: Tropical Paradise

Wardrobe: Tropical Paradise

It’s not a great time to be shopping for beautiful summer clothing here in South Africa. The stores are all trying to offload the last of their winter stuff before bringing in their summer stock, so everything is maroon and mustard and nothing is even remotely tropical. Although, I have managed to find one or […]

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August 10, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Last Minute Bali Body Plan

The Last Minute Bali Body Plan

With 25 days to go until I was supposed to board a plane to Bali, I realised that instead of feeling excited about the holiday, I was feeling anxious. Anxious because I haven’t been working out. Because I’ve been consuming hundreds of thousands of calories a week. Because I’ve been drinking beer and wine every […]

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August 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Life Lately: July 2016

Life Lately: July 2016

I used to do these posts pretty regularly, and I was reminded how nice they are to read when Irina from I’ll Take It All posted hers here. Sometimes it’s nice just to read about someone’s everyday life and see what they’ve been up to – not necessarily a review or a travel story. I […]

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July 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Cape Town Hotspots: Where to try next?

Cape Town Hotspots: Where to try next?

So I’m sure you, dear reader, know that I make a point of eating at as many of Cape Town’s new hotspots as possible. Because I love food and wine and eating out, and because I justify my habit by calling it “work” or “research”. I’m quite into fine dining, so the surge of new […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

A taste of The Orient in Pretoria

I am all about birthdays. But not just my own – I really enjoy celebrating and spoiling the people I love and birthdays present the perfect opportunity to do just this. So when I found out that my dad was going to be away for work on my mom’s birthday, and that she’d be alone at […]

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July 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

VIDEO: The One & Only Le Saint Géran

VIDEO: The One & Only Le Saint Géran

While the rain is pouring down in Cape Town today, I’m watching this video thinking about this time a month ago, when I was soaking up the sun on beautiful Mauritius. I went to stay at the magical One & Only Le Saint Géran for a few nights and absolutely fell in love. Watching this […]

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July 22, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

#TOAMBlogShop: Payday Bestie Ticket Competition

#TOAMBlogShop: Payday Bestie Ticket Competition

Have you got a blog that you’ve been working hard on and are ready to take pro? Have you got a base of engaged readers and you’re just wondering how to find the brands to work with to keep it all going? Well then you should definitely attend my #TOAMBlogShop at Jordan Wine Estate on […]

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July 14, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Renovating Our Little Sussex House

Renovating Our Little Sussex House

Keenan and I have been living in our little house for about 18 months now and we still love it as much as we did the first day we moved in – probably more, even. In fact, we’ll often just be sitting around and one of us will turn to the other and say “I […]

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